Santa Barbara County Surveillance Metrics
Welcome to the County of Santa Barbara Surveillance Metrics Dashboard.
California introduced the Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework on August 28, 2020 for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. The four tiers contained in the framework are based on testing positivity and a 7-day average of new cases per 100,000 with a 7-day lag. The State calculates new cases by first date of symptoms, and testing positivity by when the test was taken.
This information replaces the prior approach used by the State (State Data Monitoring Reopening Metrics) in which six metrics were utilized to gauge a County’s status and progress towards reopening of sectors. The data presented below now reflects changes in methodology to align with the new State of California Blueprint.
The following FAQs contain information that may be useful as you navigate the updated dashboard.